Playing .ogg Files Directly from Safari

What is ogg vorbis? Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats. It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented.

Now, the problem start when I try to open ogg files from a website with Safari Web Browser in Mac OSX 10.6.5. Safari won’t playing the audio that I clicked but it’ll download the ogg files to my Mac. Well, it was bothered because I just want to listen it.

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Install FFmpeg on Mac

What is FFmpeg? FFmpeg is a command-line tool that allows you to convert virtually any video and audio format to another format. It’s very useful command for convert audio and video files.  I’d like to show you how to install this powerful tool to your Mac. Note that I use MacBook with Snow Leopard inside for this project.

Download MacPorts and install it. MacPorts is a software package that makes the whole process of running free and open source applications under Mac OS X a whole lot simpler by providing a simple command that you can run from the terminal. You can download MacPorts here.

After finishing install MacPorts, open terminal and check if it have been installed correctly by executing:

 $ port help 

Let’s begin to install FFmpeg. First, check if there is a FFmpeg in repositories. Baca lebih lanjut